For this Sunshine Center, we partnered with the Nicaragua Children's Foundation. The center in Ojochal includes a library, health clinic, garden, playground, and serves as a meeting place for the communities of Ojochal, Torovenado, Miravalle and Fátima. Local libraries in Nicaragua don't loan out their books, and new books are very rare. The library inside our Sunshine Center will give children better access to reading and education than ever before! Additionally, access to any kind of health care was very limited, with the nearest clinic being more than a 24 hour walk away. Now, within our Sunshine Center, a Nicaraguan doctor will administer medical consultations once a month to the members of the surrounding communities. The playground located at the Center is the only playground located in Ojochal and is the one of the biggest playgrounds in all of Nicaragua. The children in Ojochal had never seen or played on a playground before this was built! The paint on the slide was worn off at the end of the first day because of it's enthusiastic use.
Annual Impact: 3,000
Project Cost: $30,000
Local Partner: Nicaragua Children's Center